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Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School Dist. (docket #: 21) (1969)  [Findlaw]

Secondary Link Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School Dist.  [Legal Information Institute]
Argument Date 11/12/1968
Decided 2/24/1969
Note Justice Abe Fortas, author of the majority opinion, originally voted against granting review in Tinker.
Supreme Court Ruling First Amendment claim sustained.
 
Case Summary & Additional Resources
Majority Opinion Fortas, J.
Concurring Opinion Stewart, J., & White, J.
Dissenting Opinion Black, J., & Harlan, J.
Oral Arguments Oral Arguments  [Oyez]
--edited transcript in Irons, Peter, editor, COURTS, KIDS, AND THE CONSTITUTION (2000), pp. 23-32
Lawyers
For Petitioner
Dan L. Johnston

For Respondent
Allan A. Herrick

For Amicus
Charles Morgan, Jr., filed a brief for the United States National Student Association

Briefs
For Petitioner
Dan Johnston & Melvin L. Wulf, Cert. Petition [curiae.yale.edu]

Dan Johnston, Melvin L. Wulf & David N. Ellenhorn, Petitioner's Main Brief [curiae.yale.edu]

For Respondent
Allan A. Herrick, Herschel G. Langdon, David W. Belin, & Philip C. Lovrien, Respondents' Brief Opposing Cert. [curiae.yale.edu]

David W. Belin & Philip C. Lovrien, Main Brief for Respondents, Allan A. Herrick & Herschel G. Langdon [curiae.yale.edu]

For Amicus
Roy Lucas & Charles Morgan, Jr., Motion for Leave to file & Brief Amicus Curiae of the National Student Association [curiae.yale.edu]

Appendix, Court Record [curiae.yale.edu]

Interview
Interview

Tony Mauro Analysis
"Court may untangle student-speech cases with 'Bong Hits'"

Opinion - Lower Court
Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School Dist. (8th Cir., Sept. 1966) [curiae.yale.edu] [p. 74]

News
AP, "Teen suspended for wearing 'freedom of expression' T-shirt" (5-9-05)

Other
"New book examines student rights" (3-30-04)

Bollinger, Lee, THE TOLERANT SOCIETY (1986), pp. 205-206
Chemerinsky, Erwin, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW: PRINCIPLES & POLICIES (3rd ed., 2006), sect. 11.4.4
Dickson, Del, THE SUPREME COURT IN CONFERENCE (1940-1985): THE PRIVATE DISCUSSIONS BEHIND NEARLY 300 SUPREME COURT DECISIONS (2001), pp. 336-338
Dienes, Thomas & Connolly, Annemargaret, "When Students Speak: Judicial Review in the Academic Marketplace," 7 Yale J. L. & Policy Rev. 343 (1989)
Hudson, David, "Student Expression in the Age of Columbine" (FAC First Report, Oct. 2005)

Irons, Peter, THE COURAGE OF THEIR CONVICTIONS (1988), pp. 231-252
Morse et al. v. Frederick (U.S. S. Ct., 2007)

Saunders, Kevin, SAVING OUR CHILDREN FROM THE FIRST AMENDMENT (2003), pp. 12-13, 231-233, 241-247, 250-251

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